A 24-year-old man is facing robbery and drug charges after he allegedly took advantage of someone offering rides for cash online.
Police said the man responded to a social media advertisement from a 23-year-old woman offering to drive people around for money.
The woman reportedly picked the man up around 1 a.m. on Oct. 31 somewhere on the 800 block of Confederation Drive.
From there, police said she drove the man to a convenience store on 33rd Street West. Upon arriving at his destination, the man allegedly assaulted the woman and stole her car.
Police said the man phoned the woman and offered to return her vehicle as she was in the middle of reporting the incident to officers.
He arrived shortly afterwards on the 600 block of Idylwyld Drive North with the woman’s car, only to find police lying in wait for him.
Police said the man was arrested without incident and was found to be in possession of cocaine.
In a media release, Saskatoon police urged people to only use legitimate transportation services and not to offer rides to strangers.